Before 2009, I had never heard of a portable career, laptop lifestyle, digital nomad or location-independent lifestyle. If I ever considered work and not being tied to a place in the same thought, it was to dream about someday writing a book. After … [Read more...] about How to be a Happiness Hero Overseas!
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Guest post by Catherine Perkins Teaching English abroad is a terrific portable career. If you're a college graduate and interested in Japan, check out the JET program. New participants for the 2013 JET Program have recently arrived in Tokyo for … [Read more...] about Teach English in Japan with the JET Program: Walking through the Application Process
Guest Post by Sean Lords Gearing up for a year of teaching abroad can be both a stressful and exciting time in your life. On one hand, you are preparing for what will probably be one of the most memorable times of your life, but on the other, you … [Read more...] about Getting Ready to Teach English in Prague
If you've established a portable career as a writer, photographer, blogger or life coach, your marketing centers (or should center!) around a website that you own. Your website displays your skills, tells prospective clients or customers something … [Read more...] about Pinfluence: Marketing Your Business with Pinterest
Life coaching is an extremely portable career. Most coaching is done by phone or online, so as long as you live where you have reliable telephone and/or internet connections, you can do business. As with many other solo-preneur type businesses, … [Read more...] about Is Life Coaching Still a Good Portable Career for Expats?
Which way will lead to a more profitable portable career? Offering to do "everything" in your industry, or offering a service or product that's very specific? If you're a writer, will you write everything for everyone? Well, maybe you could, but … [Read more...] about Choosing a Niche for Your Portable Career
Guest post by Louise Wiles Accompanying partners – do they or circumstance influence their career choices? Recently I was talking about the services that I offer to accompanying partners through Success Abroad Coaching with some friends ‘back … [Read more...] about What Prevents Expats From Working Overseas?
Although not as portable in the short-term as some of the other portable expat professions, teaching English is a terrific way to see the world, experience other cultures, and earn a living. Before you plunk down your money for training and … [Read more...] about Hot Markets for Teaching English Abroad
Jane wrote to me recently because she wants to move abroad, she's interested in creating a portable career, but she doesn't know where to begin. Jane writes: "I need something that does not require a long learning curve or establishing-oneself … [Read more...] about Jane Needs a Portable Career
In December, friend and life coach Barrie Davenport launched a new program called Discover Your Passion: A Step by Step Course for Creating the Life of Your Dreams. While not written specifically for the expat (or future expat), the course employs … [Read more...] about (Re)Discover Your Passion . . . in time for Valentine’s Day